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generally most walleye fisherman will go shallower at night while ice fishing... the lake i fish for walleyes, i will fish 20-40' feet in the day and usually around 7-15' at night, but you can catch fish out deeper at night too, i usually never fish deeper than 18-20' at night though

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Yes, the transitions, wish I knew how to till what the bottem is with my vex though,
from what I understand, you can tell if its muddy or sonft, becasure the signal wont be as strong.
But i am still learning to use that thing anyway.
Anyone else with input?


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there was one lake that ive ice fished in less than 3' of water under the ice for eyes, right in the bullrushes,and did very well too! the lake reached a max depth of around 10' and had been mostly known for its northerns, till one day someone caught a walleye, the rest is history. now catching them in those areas on that particular lake is the norm. some of you may have been there, many have, and now the lake after 4-5 years of heavy presure is, well, you get the picture.
ive often thought of trying this same way of fishing on area lakes here in Mn. but its tough to get myself to do it. as most lakes around me are far deeper and smaller than that one, someday I will find the right place to try it. by the way the lake is whitemouth, it was fun while it lasted!

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Seven to 10 feet is a really common depth for nightime walleyes. I've had luck in water three or four feet deep under the ice.

I think the reason people don't often fish that shallow is the fish are more spooky, and it takes less noise to push them off than when they're in deeper water. Too much light shining down the hole (easier to have this happen on clear water lakes), too late drilling holes, too much banging and stomping, that type of thing.

I think the fish are that shallow in a lot of lakes feeding at night, as long as there are baitfish in that shallow, and on plenty of lakes there are.

And some lakes just don't seem to have a night walleye bite, LOW being a good case in point.

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In the open water months, I have usually had most my luck catching walleyes at night in the shallows.
Now, this is my first year ice fishing and was wondering if they basically have the same habits as in the summer, or what?
I noticed alot of people out there have there houses in areas where the depth is about 20 Feet, give or take 5 or more feet.

Not sure if they just go out and start setting up around everyone else thinking that guys on to something when maybe hes just out to get away from the wife and have a few beers.

Anyway, just thought I would see what some of you folks (serious folks) look for when looking for nite time eyes.

OH, bought an FL-18 yesterday,, FINALLY!

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It really depends on the lake...I have had some of my best walleye fishing at 2 am in 10' of water with a muddy bottom on big sucker minnows. A good start would be to look for transitions from sand/rock to muck/silt in waters 10-30' I have never really thought of trying for walleyes in water shallower than 5 or 6 feet in the winter. Anyone?

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